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Oliver Hirschbiegel is a Director and Scriptwriter Allemand born on 29 december 1957 at Hamburg (German)

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Oliver Hirschbiegel
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Nationality German
Birth 29 december 1957 (62 years) at Hamburg (German)

Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 29 December 1957) is a German film director. His works include Das Experiment and the Oscar-nominated Downfall.

Biography

Devenu cuisinier sur un bateau après avoir interrompu sa scolarité, Oliver Hirschbiegel reprend par la suite des études, en peinture et en graphisme, à l'Académie des Arts de Hambourg, avant de s'orienter vers la photo et la vidéo. Après avoir vendu son premier scénario, qu'il adapte lui-même pour la télévision allemande ZDF en 1986, Oliver Hirschbiegel tourne de nombreux téléfilms dont plusieurs épisodes de la série Tatort. En 2001, le metteur en scène passe au long métrage avec le thriller L'Expérience. S'inspirant d'une terrifiante étude menée à la prison de Stanford en 1971, le film est récompensé dans de nombreux festivals.

Habitué depuis ce premier film à la controverse, il s'empare trois ans plus tard d'un sujet éminemment délicat en réalisant La Chute, qui s'intéresse aux dernières heures d'Adolf Hitler (campé par Bruno Ganz), terré avec ses fidèles dans son bunker berlinois. L'un des plus gros succès de l'histoire du box-office allemand, le film remporte en outre une moisson de récompenses et est nommé à l'Oscar du meilleur film étranger en 2005. Il change radicalement de registre avec Invasion (2006), nouvelle adaptation d'un classique de la littérature de science-fiction.

Best films

Downfall (2004)
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Filmography of Oliver Hirschbiegel (8 films)

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Director

13 Minutes
13 Minutes (2015)
, 1h54
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow, Anna Unterberger anna, Manfred-Anton Algrang
Rating69% 3.4981053.4981053.4981053.4981053.498105
Le 8 novembre 1939, l'Allemand Georg Elser, un simple menuisier sympathisant communiste, dépose une bombe dans la brasserie Bürgerbräukeller à Munich avec l'intention de tuer Adolf Hitler. Il est arrêté et torturé par les Nazis, qui l'interrogent sur ses motivations et ses complices, mais Elser n’adhère à aucun parti et a agi seul.
Diana
Diana (2013)
, 1h48
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Juliet Stevenson, Charles Edwards, Douglas Hodge, Laurence Belcher
Rating55% 2.7512552.7512552.7512552.7512552.751255
The film narrates the last two years of the princess' life, beginning with events when Diana (Naomi Watts) divorces Charles, Prince of Wales. She falls in love with Pakistani Heart Surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews). The film depicts her historic tours of Angola, in her campaign against the use of land mines. Trips to causes in Australia, Pakistan, New York, Bosnia, Italy and ultimately Paris, France are also shown, with recreations of the fashions she wore in real life. Her desire for a life with Khan ends due to his wish for a private life and objections to her celebrity. The film depicts her dating of Egyptian Dodi Fayed as an attempt to make Khan jealous, but it ends with the car crash that killed Diana, Fayed and Fayed's driver at Pont Alma Tunnel, in Paris, France - however there is no reconstruction of the crash scene.
Five Minutes of Heaven, 1h29
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Mark Ryder, Anamaria Marinca, Niamh Cusack, Conor MacNeill
Rating65% 3.297973.297973.297973.297973.29797
In Lurgan, Northern Ireland, during 1975 and the Northern Irish Troubles, the Irish Republican Army are targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force are exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 17, is the leader of a UVF cell, eager to let blood. He and his gang are given the go-ahead to kill a young Catholic man, James Griffin, as a reprisal and a warning to others. When they kill Griffin, his 8-year old little brother Joe Griffin watches in horror. Little is arrested and sentenced to prison for 12 years.
The Invasion, 1h38
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond, Veronica Cartwright, Roger Rees
Rating59% 2.950042.950042.950042.950042.95004
After the space shuttle Patriot crashes on Earth, a fungus-like alien lifeform is discovered on the remaining parts scattered over US territory. Once people come into contact with the organism, they are controlled by it when they enter REM sleep. One of the first people infected is Tucker Kaufman, a CDC director investigating the crash.
Downfall
Downfall (2004)
, 2h28
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about suicide, Hitler, Political films
Actors Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Thomas Kretschmann
Rating81% 4.0985354.0985354.0985354.0985354.098535
Downfall begins with footage of the real Traudl Junge expressing guilt and shame for admiring Hitler in her youth. The film continues showing Hitler (Bruno Ganz) hiring Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara) as his secretary at the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia in November 1942.
Mein letzter Film, 1h30
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Hannelore Elsner
Rating60% 3.0097053.0097053.0097053.0097053.009705
Une actrice vieillissante se confie devant la caméra tenue par un directeur de la photographie. Dans ce monologue de 90 minutes, elle décrit les hauts et les bas de sa carrière et de sa vie, avant qu'elle se donne une nouvelle vie.
The Experiment, 2h
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Prison films, Psychologie
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Andrea Sawatzki, Justus von Dohnányi, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Oliver Stokowski
Rating76% 3.8490953.8490953.8490953.8490953.849095
While reading a newspaper advertisement, taxi driver Tarek Fahd discovers an invitation to participate in an experiment, in which 4000 German marks are offered to the participants of the experiment, in which a prison situation is simulated. The experiment is led by Professor Klaus Thon and his assistant, Dr. Jutta Grimm. He decides to join in.

Scriptwriter

The Experiment, 1h36
Directed by Paul T. Scheuring
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Prison films, Psychologie
Actors Adrien Brody, Ethan Cohn, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins, Jr., Fisher Stevens
Rating63% 3.1999653.1999653.1999653.1999653.199965
Volunteers arrive for a psychological study led by Dr. Archaleta (Stevens) in which participants will be divided into groups acting as prison guards and inmates. Among them is Travis (Brody), a proud anti-war protestor, and Michael Barris (Whitaker), a 42-year-old man who still lives with his domineering mother.